Scientific Software Developer (f/m/d) Neural Data Analysis Tools
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 6,800 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine (INM) at the Jülich Research Center in Germany investigates the structure and function of the brain. The Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine – Computational and Systems Neuroscience (INM-6) consists of six groups that conduct research in the field of computational and systems neuroscience. The Statistical Neuroscience group headed by Prof. Sonja Grün develops computational methods to analyze the joint activity of neuronal networks, and applies these methods to experimental data in the context of international collaborations. As part of the group, the team for Data Science in Electro- and Optophysiology Behavioral Neuroscience, headed by Dr. Michael Denker, develops software tools and processes to support reproducible data acquisition, analysis and model validation using state-of-the-art approaches from neuroinformatics in the spirit of co-design with scientists and closely integrated with the EBRAINS services of the Human Brain Project.
To strengthen its international and interdisciplinary team we are looking to recruit a
Scientific Software Developer –
Neural Data Analysis Tools
Agile development, maintenance, coordination, distribution and deployment of the open-source, community-driven Elephant neural data analysis software (python-elephant.org) and related software tools
Designing implementations and reviewing community contributions of library features and new statistical analysis tools
Parallelization and optimization of the library for use in HPC-based service architectures
Maintenance and improvement of the interactive software documentation, including content for the presentation of the software on the web and on social media
Representing the technology at scientific conferences, during educational courses, to the public, and within the framework of the EU Flagship Project “Human Brain Project”
Completed study (Master) in natural sciences, computer science or mathematics
Experience in implementing scientific programming of analysis methods and creating corresponding user documentation for scientific software
Practical knowledge in maintaining open source software projects using platforms for version control, issue tracking, and CI
High ability to work in an interdisciplinary, international team
Good communication skills with software developers and scientists in English
We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We support you in your work with:
A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
A position in a creative and international team that conducts research at the frontiers of science, themes ranging from computational neuroscience to simulation technology
Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
World class science environment at the interface between neuroscience and technology on the most complex known systems
Excellent scientific equipment including the fastest supercomputer in Europe
Extensive company health management
Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
Flexible working hours and 30 days of annual leave
Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment, limited until 31.03.2023, with possible long-term prospects. Salary and social benefits are in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13–14 TVöD-Bund will apply.
Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.